Submissions


Invited Session Proposals – Deadline September 7, 2017

Opens: July 18, 2017
Closes: September 7, 2017

To submit an invited session proposal, you will need the following:

  1. Session Type (Invited)
  2. Session Subtype (Paper or Panel)
  3. Sponsor (Outside Organization, ASA Committee, ASA Section, Sponsoring Society, ASA Journal). A pull-down screen with a pre-approved list is provided; select no more than three.
  4. Session Title
  5. Session Description. Please provide any of the following information:
    • Short description of session, including focus, content, timeliness, and appeal
    • List of invited speakers/panelists, including affiliations and email addresses for each and tentative title for each presentation
    • Format of session (e.g., chair, three speakers, and discussant)
  6. Session organizer, including affiliation and email address
  7. Session chair, including affiliation and email address
  8. Discussant (if any), including affiliation and email address

Submitted proposals will be available for editing July 18–September 7, 2017 (11:59 p.m. ET). To edit a session, you will need the confirmation number and password.

Topic-Contributed Session Proposals – Deadline January 11, 2018

Opens: November 30, 2017
Closes: January 11, 2018

To submit a topic-contributed session proposal, you will need the following:

  1. Session Type (Topic-Contributed)
  2. Session Subtype (Paper or Panel)
  3. Sponsor (ASA Committee, ASA Section, Sponsoring Society). A pull-down screen with a pre-approved list is provided; select no more than three.
  4. Session Title
  5. Session Description. Please provide any of the following information:
    • Short description of session, including focus, content, timeliness, and appeal
    • List of invited speakers/panelists, including affiliations and email addresses for each and tentative title for each presentation
    • Format of session (e.g., chair, three speakers, and discussant)
  6. Session organizer, including affiliation and email address
  7. Session chair, including affiliation and email address
  8. Discussant (if any), including affiliation and email address

Submitted proposals will be available for editing November 30, 2017–January 11, 2018 (11:59 p.m. ET). To edit a session, you will need the confirmation number and password.

Submit

Abstract Submissions – Deadline February 1, 2018

Presentations may be given on any topic of statistical interest; however, authors are encouraged to submit papers on the theme set by 2018 ASA President Lisa LaVange, “#LeadWithStatistics.” Additionally, abstracts with a primary focus on statistical applications are encouraged.

Presenters may elect to use one of the following formats:

Contributed Paper
Contributed Poster
Speed Presentation
Topic-Contributed* Paper or Panel
Roundtable Discussion (A.M. or P.M.)

*Session ID and organizer information required

Opens: November 30, 2017
Closes: February 1, 2018

To submit a session abstract, you will need the following:

  1. Session Type (Contributed, Topic-Contributed, Roundtable)
  2. Session Subtype (Paper, Speed, Poster, A.M. or P.M. Roundtable)
  3. Primary Sponsor (ASA Committee, ASA Section, JSM Sponsoring Society). A pull-down screen with a pre-approved list is provided.
  4. Abstract Title
  5. Abstract Text
  6. Abstract Keywords
  7. Presenting author and co-author contact information. Please note, there can only be one presenting author. Accurate and unique email addresses are required for all authors.
  8. Note if the abstract can be considered for alternate session subtypes. The program committee will not have space for all paper abstracts received. Acceptance is more likely if the presentation can be made in different session formats.

STEP 1:

Register
 

STEP 2:

Submit an Abstract

After You Submit

The presenting author listed on each abstract will be notified via email by March 31, 2018, of the following:

  • Session number
  • Date and time of session in which abstract has been programmed
  • Contact information for session chair
  • A web link to the preliminary online program
  • A web link to where you can edit your abstract
  • A web link to detailed information about your responsibilities as a JSM organizer, chair, discussant, speaker, panelist, or poster presenter
  • Draft manuscript deadlines
  • Speaker Management Room information

Revisions

You may revise your abstract text, title, and keywords or add coauthors from November 30, 2017, through February 1, 2018, and March 29, 2018, through April 18, 2018.

Proof of Progress

All presenters must send proof of a paper in progress to the appropriate JSM session chair by May 17, 2018. Proof of a paper in progress can be a draft manuscript, detailed outline, PowerPoint slides, etc. If you do not send the required proof, your paper will be deleted from the program and be ineligible for publication in the JSM Proceedings. This requirement applies to all contributed and topic-contributed speakers (including poster presentations) and invited sessions with discussants.

Proceedings – Deadline October 1, 2018

The 2018 JSM Proceedings will be published digitally. Authors will submit their papers electronically to a web collection site between 12 p.m. EDT August 28 and 11:59 p.m. EDT September 29. Submit early. The deadline is firm, and you can expect delays due to heavy volume around that time.

You may publish in the JSM Proceedings if you orally presented your paper or poster at JSM 2018 or one of the following ASA-sponsored conferences*:

2018 Conference on Statistical Practice (ASA)
February 15–18, 2018
Portland, Oregon

2017 ASA Biopharmaceutical Section Regulatory-Industry Statistics Workshop (BIOP)
September 25–27, 2017
Washington, DC

2018 International Conference on Health Policy Statistics (HPSS)
January 10–12, 2018
Charleston, South Carolina

AAPOR 73rd Annual Conference (SRMS)
May 16–19, 2018
Denver, Colorado

ENAR 2018 Spring Meeting (BIOM)
March 25–28, 2018
Atlanta, Georgia

ASQ Fall Technical Conference 2017 (Q&P, SPES)
October 5–6, 2017
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2018 Quality and Productivity Research Conference (Q&P)

Check back, as this list will update periodically.

*Authors wishing to submit a paper orally presented at a conference other than JSM are required to pay a $100 publication fee by filling out this form.

Copyright notice: Authors retain copyright on individual papers published in the JSM Proceedings. Eligible presenters are not prohibited from publishing in the JSM Proceedings as well as other publications; authors are advised to consult journal exclusivity agreements for restrictions.

Paper Format and Page Limits

JSM Proceedings will be published in electronic format only. To maintain a uniform and professional look, all papers must conform to the formatting requirements. To help in this endeavor, the ASA has created a Word template and LaTeX template (asaproc.cls, template.tex) for you to download and use.

Following are basic formatting guidelines:

  • 8.5 x 11
  • Margins: 1 in. top and bottom; 1.5 in. left and right
  • Single-spaced
  • Fully justified (figures and tables centered)
  • 11-point Times New Roman
  • Color graphics are acceptable
  • Single column
  • One space between sentences
  • No page numbers (they will be determined later)
  • Tables and figures may come within your text or at the end of your paper

You must upload a nonsecured PDF file to the submission site; no other formats will be accepted.

Publication Fee

To offset the cost of producing the 2018 JSM Proceedings, the ASA hopes you will consider paying an optional $90 publication fee. You may pay this online when submitting your paper or by filling out this form and faxing it to (703) 684-8069, ATTN: Joyce Narine.

Referencing Your Proceedings Paper

Following is a sample of the standard format for referencing your paper:

Freund, R. J., A. Baker, and J. Hunter. 2018. An example of prediction with regression. In JSM Proceedings, Statistical Computing Section. Alexandria, VA: American Statistical Association. 1121–1131.

Key Dates

    Attend
  • May 1, 2018 11:00 AM
    Registration and housing open
  • May 31, 2018
    Early registration deadline
  • June 1, 2018 12:01 AM - June 29, 2018 11:59 PM
    Regular registration (increased fees apply)
  • June 21, 2018
    Housing deadline
  • June 30, 2018 12:01 AM - August 2, 2018 11:59 PM
    Late Registration (increased fees apply)
  • July 28, 2018 - August 2, 2018
    2018 Joint Statistical Meetings
  • Program Participants
  • July 18, 2017 - September 7, 2017 11:59 PM
    Online submission of invited session proposals open
  • September 30, 2017
    Online submission of Continuing Education course proposals deadline
  • October 10, 2017 - October 30, 2017 11:59 PM
    Online submission of invited session abstracts open
  • November 30, 2017 12:01 AM - February 1, 2018 11:59 PM
    Online submission of abstracts (all except invited papers and panels)
  • January 11, 2018
    Online submission of topic-contributed session proposals deadline
  • January 15, 2018
    Online submission of Computer Technology Workshop (CTW) proposals deadline
  • January 23, 2018 - April 3, 2018 11:59 PM
    Online submission of JSM Meeting & Event Requests
  • January 25, 2018
    Deadline to request registration extension for government agencies
  • March 29, 2018 - April 18, 2018 11:59 PM
    Online abstract editing open
  • May 17, 2018
    Draft manuscript deadline